“Buy less, choose well”. – Vivienne Westwood.
Lately I’ve found myself restraining my shopping habits more than ever before. It’s not that I don’t buy anything, but I’m much more selective about what I bring into my life. I dream about a closet composed of an almost artfully curated collection of wardrobe essentials and little style treasures. I reserve any new purchases to either sturdy, versatile basics that I can reach for again and again, or indulgent pieces that bring me absolute joy.
When I started my pursuit of a more sustainable life with the launch of GWS in 2016, I knew that it would affect the items that I purchased, but I didn’t realize how much it would also cause me to reject the mediocre. I admit that I use to be a downright clothes hoarder. Now I cringe at all the time I spent in the sale department or at fast fashion stores, consuming as more of a means as entertainment than anything else.
Making the transition wasn’t easy, so I am thrilled to be sharing a head-to-toe look that adheres to the above shopping attitude. This top is from an emerging eco brand I recently discovered, Saul. I had been on the hunt for a long-sleeved wrap top for about a year before I pulled the trigger on this one. When I first came across the brand and style, they were actually out of my size since their collections are made of deadstock and vintage fabric (so glad I stalked them on Instagram until they came out with this amazing print). I find that anything that is fitted at the waist and arms to be ultra-flattering for me, plus I love that the top can be worn two ways (wrapped as shown here or tied at the front) and the print can work for any season. Versatile clothing is such a key component of sustainable fashion.
I paired the wrap top with DL1962 black denim and Rag & Bone boots. Would you like to hear more about my shopping reasoning for purchasing the rest of the outfit? Leave a comment below.
Photos by @sdrpick.